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Old 09-29-2016, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default New Acroduster 2

Son Matt and the new owner flew in to Morris apt. in the rain.
Pitts 12 Bill flew his Bonanza as chase plane.
This is the best looking one i have seen, easily a $60,000 biplane.
Makes about 10 biplanes on the field!


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That's a beautiful biplane!


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Very beautiful. I like it.

I note a couple differences from mine,

Strap hinges on tail feathers.

Wires on bottom of stabilizer, mine has solid struts.

Many differences, makes mine look like a PU truck(but I am from WV)

Dennis,

I have a two place bubble canopy for an Acroduster that I purchased for my Spezio. I'm thinking of putting it on my Acroduster 2 instead.

Could you possibly get detail pictures/details of the canopy mechanism? How does it work, slide back and swing like a Pitts or Eagle or something else?

I'm not sure I can stand the weight but since I have the bubble already it is an option?


I agree, With due respect to Brian(Defenseman1) who has a very nice airplane, this would seem to be the best example I think I've seen although I've never seen another one except pictures.

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I agree, With due respect to Brian(Defenseman1) who has a very nice airplane, this would seem to be the best example I think I've seen although I've never seen another one except pictures.

Or did have? Isn't this his plane he posted for sale here awhile ago?

Found it. http://www.biplaneforum.com/showthread.php?t=14148
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You are right , I believe it is Brian's airplane?

I'm kicking myself! If I would have seen these pictures I might have gone and fetched it myself. I just wasn't in the market for another airplane.........

But should have been

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I confess this kinda makes me sick. If an airplane of this apparent quality is only worth $23,000, things (market)are even worse than I thought.
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You are correct. This and Brian's Acroduster are one in the same. It has moved to a new home and caretaker.
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Pic of it on its way from Alpena mi to south of Chicago..
It is a great airplane and Brian is a great guy... Was very nice meeting him yesterday..
Erik will treat her right!
I was happy to be part of it moving to its new home
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Glad she went to the right home! Sad to see her go.
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Brian,

I'm sure you are and I offer you my warm regards.

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You are correct. This and Brian's Acroduster are one in the same. It has moved to a new home and caretaker.
Erik,

A warm welcome to the forum. Hoped to hear from you about your impressions of your new ride.

Again, if possible I'd appreciate canopy details.

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That's a very nice AD II. I looked it over many years ago at a fly in. Bought for LESS than the cost of engine, propeller and streamline flying /landing wires.
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Damn , I must have missed this one when I was on my trip this summer. I looked at it when Glen owned it but wasn't ready for it yet. I was in Salt Lake City when Brian bought it. He borrowed my Oregon Aero seat cushion for the flight home. For $23k I would have bought it in a New York minute. Great workmanship and great flyer. Best of luck with it 😀
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I still remember the day I sold my Pitts S1C. I though that folded check in my breast pocket was the thinnest thing I could ever imagine. And that was 39 years ago.

Oh well. We do what we have to do and life goes on.

I sometimes think these darn things have a soul even though I know it's imaginary.

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The canopy frame on Glen's Acroduster II is a stock Pitts S-2B frame from Craig Hosking's original "Doubletake" N260PS. Craig gave the frame to Glen, and Glen blew his own bubble canopy for it, baked in a home-made oven.

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Thanks Dennis.

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Oh BTW! If anyone else would like an Acroduster 2 another one just popped-up on Barnstormers. Black and Red and Supercharged for $100,000. No it is NOT mine.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluedh...78906538/page1

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This aircraft also appears to have the solid cabane struts that eliminated the failure prone special rod end bolts.

If able could you post a picture of center section to cabane attach points. This would be a help for those of us converting plans built aircraft to the more fail proof design
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See the 2nd, 3rd and 4th photo Dave posted in reply #89 of your rebuild thread.

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Erik,
You were asking about props last time we talked, did you see this post?

I just finished my first flight with a new wood Sensinich 76HM862G on my (Glens) Acroduster Too. 180 HP Lyc. It replaced a Senisinich aluminum 76/56. At 2500 msl and 70 oat here are the numbers. 2300 static, cruise 2500/145mph, WOT level 2750/156, and most important 2950/165 on the down lines. Very, very smooth compared to the metal. Probably about 150 to 200 fpm less in climb at 120mph. I'm much happier with it for what I'm doing with the plane. I understand the importance of acceleration in the box for competition and flying sequences, and I understand the willingness to run 3200 rpm or more. I think for Sunday backyard aerobatics and reliability/longevity, I'm in much better shape now.
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I tried to read most pertaining to the sa750. I might have missed that one.

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